Lost After Dark


See the source image2015             NR     1:25

Robert Patrick,  Sarah Fisher, Justin Kelly, Jesse Camacho, Eve Harlow, Kendra Leigh Timmins

 

You thought the 80s were dead, right?

Not in this slasher homage, whose opening scene which takes place in the 70s.  I’d compare (which I hate doing)  to a Texas Chainsaw Massacre style. Then we come to what is supposed to be the present day but it’s 1984 and Oh My GODs! The CRIMPED hair.  I would say they did a good job on the 80s fashions. I almost thought they raided some time traveling Closets (the Tardis anyone?)

Its some school dance and a goody-good is planning to go out with her friend, or is that friends? At the dance the Vice Principal, none other than Terminator 2 and Scorpion’s Robert Patrick keeps an eye on the kids, or so tries.

Goody girl and her group of friends get on a school bus and take off. Yeah, school buses in my day could be party buses or at least when there was no aide on the bus to keep us in line. So the bus runs out of gas and we all know that spells doom in any horror movie, and so are stalked by a killer.

Honestly I thought it was going to be predictable, but this slasher flick doesn’t play by the rules! One of the two girls that should have been a ”final’ girl” by the rules of horror movies.  Definitely a surprise or 2 in order of killings as well as cliches.

I would say it is modeled in a Texas Chainsaw style after seeing the full movie, but still fresh in a way. There’s even a spot where the film looks like it burned in the projector.

 

 

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Amusement


20o7 R  1:25  Horror  Jessica Lucas, Katheryn Winnick

I thought this was going to be some sort of demented amusement park or funhouse because of the title. 

Winnick plays Tabitha who is in a (near)O catatonic state while being interrogated by the police psychiatrist as to why she and her two childhood friends are being hunted by a serial killer.

Tragic secrets from their past are just dying to come out. Not to mention, this is the crap that happens when you don’t tell someone about that creepy kid, and his cruel ‘art’ for the science fair… its more along the lines of an express ticket to a padded cell (and the 10th level of hell I’ve created for people like this.) We see a few stories concerning the girls first, which lead up to the last. It’s almost like an anthology only its one whole movie with a little backstory.

Through the years the girls forget about the creep but apparently, he never does, making them his rats.

If you are in the mood for some dark horror *and maybe you could say morbid humor) then this is for you. I would make this part of a Halloween movie marathon as there’s a trick but its no avengers type treat.

 

 

 

 

Annabelle:Creation


2017   R  1:50

after a dollmaker and his wife loses their daughter, they take in a group of girls and a nun after their orphanage closes down.

I’m sure we all have thought up our own version of how Annabelle may have been created. I’ve had a few different theories (though I don’t remember if I ever really read any full history about the real doll) One of my ways of how Annabelle came to be (as far as the movie) I thought maybe it would have started with the dollmaker or a tragedy some way involving him. Maybe so much as creating the doll to be evil.

Basically, Annabelle got her name from her original owner, the Mullin’s daughter, whose father created her.

We do know however this really is not and never was Annabelle that inhabited the doll from the first movie, so the demon inhabiting the doll has been playing this ‘game’ in various ways.

There are a few jumps from a suspenseful build maybe a creepy or eerie feeling. I thought the creation of Annabelle could have been meatier for the movie than this, then again I’m not sure about the real Annabelle doll’s ‘creation’ aside from being a  Raggedy Ann doll….

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Kong Skull island


2017   PG-13  Action,aDventure, Fantasy

Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman Samuel L. Jackson Toby Kebbell  Brie Larson John C. Riley Shea Whigham,Corey Hawkins

In the March 10th issue of Entertainment weekly measured up the many incarnations of King Kong strating with the
1933 Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedeck’s original, in which the ape’s size fluctuates depending on the scene. So how does Kong measure up in 2017?  read on to find out!

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Ouija Origin of Evil


2016, PG-13, horror, thriller, 1:39,  Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso

set in what seems to be the 1960s  a fatherless family pays the bills by holding seances and palm readings. The mother does the psychic thing while the daughters when not in school, help push the point across.

The mother comes across the new ‘game’ in a store and brings a board home to use as one of her tools. (You are NOT supposed to use them in your home!!!) The youngest starts talking to ‘a friend’ which is never good, even when she thinks her dead dad tells her how to help save them from losing the family house. After this she stops going to school as she’s the one the board works for best.

Once things hit the fan when the older sister finds little sis scribbling on paper on the floor of her room to her right while looking to her left, the sister (I guess its the morning after) finds the papers sticking out from under the bed when she gathers the girl’s things. She gives them to the priest (which I guess is the principal of the school) to find out what they say as they are written in Polish.

I think somehow the story that was told about this family was ‘fudged’ a bit. Of course it’s been awhile since I watched the original movie but something about the story of these 3 didn’t sound right. Also unlike the first which was a little creepy this was not even eerie or anything remotely ‘scary’

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Lights Out


2016  PG-13 1:21  Horror  Teresa palmer, Billy Burke, Maria bello, Eric Heisserer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia

Well its not the most original as in a sense Diana reminds me of the Insidious demon and something else that has yet to come to mind. I’m wondering if this is based on some Japanese horror movie one for me it sort of feels like it and 2 there’s a picture with Diana who’s hair is covering her face and she has a parasol.

We get a bit of back story all I will say is she had a skin condition. The mother is mental the daughter is estranged because of Diana  and

So as I like to and being the name of the movie is lights out… I left mine off to watch.

So I’m watching the movie and its got to be at least 15 minutes in and at most 45  and all of a sudden my door flies open, then I see this black thing moving on the floor! For a second I did feel spooked, but that’s my black cat! her perfect timing (this cat actually makes me scream when she’s in crazy mode and runs past me sometimes just meowing.

Also many try sneaking up on me and scaring me and doesn’t work, the cat meows and I don’t know she’s there… I jump (go figure!)

anyway so I’ve never been scared of the dark that I can remember (other than when I’ve scared myself) Other than that little creep out by my cat the movie isn’t scary (I have nightmares worse than this and I laugh t those)  Heck I have had a boyfriend and some cousins scarier than this!

I will say that Diana reminded me of some water logged character the way the hair was…

as for worth a watch.. wait for rental or cable —Amazon

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Classic Cuts ~ Nightmare On Elm Street


o Syfy channel had a TGI-Freddy Marathon on Friday the 13th (may 2016) and I made it a point to watch.

I thought while doing so I’d work on one of my new ‘columns’ called ‘Classic Cuts’  (well the title is best for slasher movies like this)  which reviews an entire franchise in this case, Brand (Marvel)  or stand alone film (like Goonies)  so

Whatever You do, don’t fall asleep

-Nancy

and WELCOME to nightmare_on_elm_street15

This is one of my favorite franchises, plus I lived one street over from Elm as a kid. I did however wonder why they weren’t doing a Friday the 13th marathon? But I thought why not do an over view of the series!

New line Cinema presents ….

A Nightmare on Elm Street 

 1984      screen play written by Wes Craven (RIP)     90- minutes      Rated R

 Horror, Slasher  stars   Heather Langenkamp , Robert Englund, John Saxon, Johnny Depp

 

Image result for a nightmare on Elm stI think because of the first and maybe second movies I was never comfortable with unfinished basements, the one that was in the house I grew up in (the street over from Elm) well it was a big basement from what I remember. I remember the big water heater and the one thing I hated was if we had to change a blown fuse, we had to pass by it. There were a few times I was tempted to go over to it and try to look in it, but the basement would spook me out.

I don’t know who he is but he’s burned, wears a red & green sweater , this funny hat and knives like fingernails 

-Nancy

 I think one of the great things about the movie was it came with that morbid, haunting nursery rhyme of 1…2.. Freddy’s coming for you.  Of the series I think the first and their movies were the best. They are at least my favorites. I like how in the first he’s scary and serious then in the 3rd he starts  to become somewhat a comedian! The 2nd in the series well as my friend Rich would say  “belongs in the bog of eternal stench”

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